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. the followers filled the square and he was elected last week by a secret conclave of cardinals. he then entered st. peter's basilica. he received the ring known as the fisherman's ring. it bears the image of st. peter holding two keys. he called on economic and social leaders to protect the people and the environment. representatives for over 130 county t countries and organizations attended the mass. pope francis indicated he will build a closer relationship with followers, raising expectations for reform within the catholic church. >>> an american educated i.t. manager will become the prime minister for the opposition in syria. ghassan hitto lived in the u.s. for decades but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces.
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in zimbabwe have voted for change. election officials say about 95% of voters in last saturday's referendum want to limit the powers of any future president. >> i now announce that the draft resolution is declared to have been adopted by the people of zimbabwe as the constitution of zimbabwe. >> under the new rules all future presidents will be limited to two, five-year terms in office. the parliament will also have more say over the country's governance. the referendum took place after neighboring countries put pressure on zimbabwe where 89-year-old robert mugabe has held the presidency for more than 30 years. the approval paves the way for a presidential election as early as july. mugabe is likely to run against his coalition partner and prime minister morgan vangir >>> people in japan are looking back at a painful period in their history. on wednesday, they marked the 18th anniversary of the attack on tokyo's subway system. in 1995, members of the aum shinrikyo cult carried out an attack. subway officials organized a memorial at one of the stations the cult targeted. they prayed at 8:00
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
for the task. a general election is scheduled for may 11th. >>> art fair tokyo 2013 is under way featuring antiques and contemporary works offered by about 140 galleries both inside and outside japan. the annual event opened on thursday at the tokyo international forum. the fair is the largest of its kind in japan and attracts more than 50,000 visitors. its organizers say this year the weaker yen may attract more art collectors from overseas. >> translator: the yen is weaker and tokyo stock prices are higher. they indicate the country is getting a shot in the arm. >> translator: the weaker yen is good news for overseas buyers. japan has a lot of good art items, so i think the country's market will grow. >> 24 young japanese artists living together are selling their building and works of art as a package for about $2.6 million. >> translator: a number of visitors from abroad are coming to see this art fair. as an organizer, this trend is definitely giving us a leg up. >> the organizer says japanese contemporary art has been popular among overseas collectors for years and recently its invest